Businesses wanting to cut emissions being urged to sign up for webinar

Businesses across Bath that are wanting to cut their carbon emissions and reduce their environmental impact are being urged to find out more about the support available to them.

A special webinar is being held at midday on Thursday 18th March, where businesses will learn about measures they can take to go green and the help, including financial support, available to them.

This includes:

  • Green Business Grants (carbon assessments and grants to help with costs of improving energy efficiency)
  • Large roof Solar schemes (BWCE’s Community Solar project seeking roof space)
  • SME construction trade-specific opportunities (Future Proof)
  • Sustainable transport support   (Ranging from low carbon deliveries, Clean Air Zone support, helping your employees and improving staff facilities)
  • Related schemes on surplus food & business support

The webinar will be chaired by the leader of Bath & North East Somerset, Councillor Dine Romero.

Panellists will include joint cabinet member for Climate Emergency, Councillor Sarah Warren, Marion Briton from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Alex Lockton from Bath & West Community Energy and Rob Dawson, Enterprise Officer at B&NES Council.

Councillor Warren said: “Increasingly customers, clients and tenants expect businesses to demonstrate how they are working towards local and national environmental targets, but when you are running a busy business this can seem daunting and challenging, particularly now when many businesses are struggling with the impact of Covid-19.

“However, we all have a role to play in tackling the climate and ecological emergencies and steps taken to cut carbon emissions are about increasing business efficiency at the same time, whether that is updating equipment, using rooves to harness solar energy or using sustainable forms of transport for deliveries.

“As we focus on recovery there is an opportunity to make positive change. There is lots of help and financial support available and this webinar is designed to help businesses on their journey to becoming green and making a difference.”

The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A. To take part, register and submit questions in advance here.

The webinar will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing on the council’s YouTube channel.

Bath Echo